Subject: Geology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Spring or Summer
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geological Sciences


A field course involving data collection, analysis, and interpretation of geologic features with the goal of allowing the students to gain a better appreciation of the internal and external dynamics of our planet and integrating the evolution of the biosphere as a fundamental component of our planet. Interactions between physical and biologic processes as responsible for shaping the face of the Earth will be highlighted, including topics such as the evolution of the atmosphere and major mass extinctions. Northern Spain is rich in cultural patrimony, including numerous UNESCO heritage sites including archaeologic sites (e.g. Altamira and Tito Bustillo Paleolithic caves) and historic monuments that will enrich and expand the student’s learning experience. Several extra-geologic activities have been planned to add cultural value to this international trip.

Prerequisite(s): One of GEOL 108.3, GEOL 109.3, GEOL 121.3, or GEOL 122.3. Each student must have completed a minimum of 30 credit units and have an overall average of at least 65%.
Note: Costs in addition to tuition will apply to this course.

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